Sorry, I wasn’t listening: 5 ways to model better listening skills


I have a confession to make when it comes to listening skills. I’m an interrupter. When I already know what someone is trying to say, or finish saying, or I have a point to make, I just cut right in. I know I shouldn’t do it. I know it’s rude. It drives me crazy when other people do it, so why do I? Most of us aren’t very good listeners. It may not be interrupting for you, but I’m guessing there is some bad habit you bring to the listening side of your communication. I think it’s safe to say

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Three Tips to Prevent Communication Conflicts

Prevent holiday conflict

The holiday season can bring out the best in people. It can also bring out the worst. Families and close friends can get into communication cycle routines. Some share their unwanted opinions on politics or religion. Others may have other bad communication habits that seem to come out in the stress and excitement of the season. To be prepared for potential communication conflict, here are a few tips.

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